Affordable Small Business Solutions in the Cloud

22 06 2014

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A business that doesn’t take advantage of cloud computing and the ability to manage office functions and customer communication through the cloud is losing out on a huge opportunity. In this segment host Tom D’Auria speaks with Brian Donahoo, CEO of AppFolio a company that creates easy-to-use, web-based software that helps small and mid-sized businesses more effectively market, manage and grow their business.

The buck stops with Brian. He is a hands-on CEO and really enjoys building teams and growing a successful company. When he isn’t working you’ll find him running in a marathon, stand-up paddling or mountain biking in Santa Barbara.

Brian was the Sr. Vice President for Products and Services at Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 to 2007. He was part of the original team, growing the company from early startup to $240 million in annual revenue. He led the planning and launch of GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, GoToMeeting, and GoToWebinar and these successful SaaS products are now used by millions of people around the world.

Week In Review


  1. iPhone ‘kill switch’ reduced thefts
  2. Judge nixes Airbnb subletter’s eviction
  3. NY code school to be first to teach Apple’s Swift
  4. Test a Personal Drone Detection System for $500




Apple WWDC 2014

15 06 2014

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Its that time of the year again, Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. So we’ve brought back Tony Bradley to discuss upcoming changes to iOS and OS X.

Tony is a principal analyst with Bradley Strategy Group. He is a consultant, speaker, and prolific writer with a focus on technology from a business perspective. Tony has established a reputation for being able to translate “tech speak” into plain English, and for helping customers navigate trends in technology. He has been a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) for more than a decade, and he has been recognized by Microsoft as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for seven consecutive years.

Week In Review


  1. Some NYC Neighborhoods are Still Waiting for Verizon FiOS
  2. Tech startup to help bars prevent underage drinking during summer’s ’100 Deadliest Days’
  3. Google buys Skybox for $500 million. The deal could be about more than maps.
  4. Recycling initiative called Urban Hubs blooms in Bushwick
  5. Twitter nabs top honors in security, privacy audit




Digital Health and Fitness Technology

8 06 2014

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It seems like people everywhere are wanting to get and stay healthy. So lets learn about how technology can aide us in this goal. Ben Johnson is here with us to share some of that insight.

After undergoing his own transformation of both body and mind, he decided that helping others improve their quality of life by motivating and inspiring healthy lifestyles and physical activity was his calling. Since that realization he has become a nationally certified personal trainer, worked for the Body By Banks Corporation, quickly becoming their Interim Vice President of Business Development, and created the innovative Online Coaching Program for the Corporation’s national clientele.

Week In Review


  1. SoundCloud, a YouTube for audio, opens big outpost in New York
  2. AT&T will install more solar charging stations in New York
  3. T-Mobile and Sprint Zeroing In on a $32 Billion Merger
  4. Google Maps Goes Inside Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums
  5. SoftBank to start selling personal robots next year




Internet Week New York 2014

1 06 2014

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Tom recorded a bit from Internet Week 2014 in New York City, so join us to listen to the highly connected have to say about the Internet’s future.

Week In Review


  1. New York Police Boost Focus on Identity and High-End Electronics Thefts
  2. Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars
  3. Apple to Pay $3 Billion to Buy Beats
  4. Introducing Tunnel Vision, an app that lets you see real-time crowds & trains on an old-school subway map
  5. Scanning a Slice of Queens




3D Printing

25 05 2014

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3D printing is already a useful technology, particularly for manufacturers and healthcare providers. But it has the potential to be a disruptive technology that enables major shifts in how we design, produce and acquire products. From hardware to food to fashion, entire industries may be changed by the introduction of 3D printing on a large scale. But how will it have such widespread effect? What are the practical implications of 3D printing – for businesses and consumers – and what are the hurdles to its development? Paul Schwada joins us this week to discuss this topic.

Paul Schwada is currently the Director of Locomotive Solutions, a Chicago-based management consultancy. He has worked both for and with a broad range of companies in business, consumer and government markets. His focus today is the reshaping of healthy businesses for tomorrow’s market.

Week In Review


  1. Yahoo to YouTube Ads Spreading Viruses Rile Lawmakers
  2. Airbnb to hand over user data to New York attorney general
  3. Gizmodo Built The ‘Home Of The Future’ — And It Looks Really Cool
  4. Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 tablet
  5. Apple Promises iMessage Bug Fix




The Argument for Public Broadband

11 05 2014

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Electricity, Water, and Internet? One of these is not like the other, but some say it should be. Patrick Lucey sits down with us to discuss the arguments for making broadband internet a public utility (like Chattanooga, TN has done).

Patrick Lucey provides the Open Technology Institute with research and writing support on telecommunications policy issues, with a focus on broadband deployment strategies at the federal, state and local level.

Prior to joining New America, Lucey worked as an analyst for CTC Technology & Energy, an engineering and consulting firm that advises local governments and public sector clients on broadband infrastructure issues. Lucey also has worked on Capitol Hill as a junior staffer for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Week In Review


  1. 7,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots to Replace NYC Payphones
  2. NYC Finally Opens Traffic Crash Data
  3. Serious security flaw in OAuth, OpenID discovered
  4. New cassette tape could hold 47 million songs
  5. OMsignal unveils ‘biometric smartwear’ T-shirts for fitness geeks, quantified selfers, and you




Pirated Software: It’s common, it’s dangerous and why you need to be aware

4 05 2014

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There is a clear connection between software piracy and malware, increasing the risk of cybersecurity issues. Cybercrime and efforts to illegally profit from pirated software have become increasingly sophisticated, and Microsoft continues to evolve its technology and tactics to protect its customers, partners and Intellectual Property. IDC research clearly shows that malware in pirated software can be a lucrative venture for cybercrime, and a financial hazard for customers and enterprises. Microsoft is continuously investing in its Digital Crimes Unit, and Cybercrime Center, to reduce global cybersecurity threats and cybercrime to create a safer computing experience for consumers. Microsoft believes it has a corporate responsibility to develop secure software systems and to help protect the Internet from cybercriminals – all part of its “Trustworthy Computing” pledge. Microsoft reminds people to ask questions, investigate packaging, beware of “too good to be true” prices, and ensure genuine software is kept current with the latest updates.

Mr. Morrison is currently the Director of US Anti-Piracy at Microsoft. Previously at Microsoft he has been the Director of Customer and Partner Experience for US Small, Medium Businesses and Partners (SMSP). He is a seasoned high tech veteran, has a MBA in Finance, a BS in Marketing and currently lives in the Portland OR area.

Week In Review


  1. Apple, Facebook and Google will tell you when the government wants your data
  2. A nonprofit in Queens taught people to write iPhone apps, and they saw a major jump in income
  3. Bronx waitress wants to end hunger in the city with a cell phone app
  4. Google to Stop Mining Student Emails for Ad Ideas
  5. IE zero day is the first sign of the XPocalypse







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